Chelsea plan talks over double Inter Milan swoop

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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho could use David Luiz as a makeweight in a deal to sign Inter Milan duo Fredy Guarin and Andrea Ranocchia, according to Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.

The report claims Chelsea officials will sit down for talks in Milan tomorrow over a deal for the Inter pairing, and Luiz could be on the table as a bargaining chip.

Inter Milan, recently the subject of a takeover by Indonesian businessman Erick Thohir, are keen to strengthen their squad heavily in the January transfer window.

And despite the injection of cash from Thohir, they need to raise funds through player sales first.

Guarin and Ranocchia are two first-team stars for Inter boss Walter Mazzarri, but there's interest from the Premier League which could drive up their price, giving Mazzarri a bigger transfer fund.

Chelsea are interested, while Manchester United have also been linked with both players.

Guarin has been an ever present for Inter Milan this season, scoring three goals and providing three assists in 15 appearances for the Italian giants so far.

With United struggling in the middle of midfield, the Colombian international is believed to be one of David Moyes' top targets for the January window.

But Mourinho may be planning for life after Frank Lampard, with the 35-year-old Chelsea man out of contract at the end of the season.

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